transphobia

Woman exposes self in public; complains people saw

Perhaps you’ve seen this story going round from, where else, The Daily Mail:

So here’s a little point-by-point summary of the actual story, which you can view on archive.org to avoid giving hits to the Mail:

-Woman is shocked to find men in what she “assumed” was a female changing room, without considering that maybe she assumed wrong. (All changing rooms have their own booths, so no-one would be changing in front of anyone else anyway.)

-Later this woman couldn’t find a changing room in Zara (unsurprisingly they tend to be pretty full around Christmas shopping time???) so decided to get changed outside one, which is a communal space.

-She refers to this as her being in a “safe space” which is weird because I remember the Daily Mail claiming safe spaces were for SJWS and snowflakes.

-She was shocked! SHOCKED! that people were walking around in this communal space while she was changing, and even more shocked that none of the men were actually paying attention to her.

But again SHE CHOSE to get changed in an area where everyone could see her!

-Later on in the article she brings up shops in areas which “are home to a large Arabic community” as if that has anything to do with anything.

-Apparently it is all transgender people’s fault that she was late to her office party, rather than her own poor planning.

I’m sorry, Charlotte, but this safe space you want doesn’t exist. And safe spaces are bad, remember? The people you work for have made that quite clear.

Nauseating.

Trans Activism UK – The BBC Quietly Removing Lily Cade Isn’t Enough — LauraKBuzz.com

Today, November 4th 2021, ten days after the initial publication by the BBC of ‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’, the BBC has issued a small and vague change to their article without any fanfare. While the BBC have removed the quotes and statements by Lily Cade from the article, they did […]

Trans Activism UK – The BBC Quietly Removing Lily Cade Isn’t Enough — LauraKBuzz.com

#BBCcoverup

Remember the BBC’s anti-trans article from last week? It got even worse. The person quoted most prominently in the article, the one now known to be a rapist, it turns out the BBC probably knew about the accusations against her all along-

-and published anyway, for no reason other than to demonize trans women. Wait. It gets even worse from there, too. Yesterday Lily Cade published what can only be called a manifesto on her own blog, in which she called for the lynching (yes, really, this really happened) of prominent trans women including Caitlyn Jenner, Fallon Fox and the Wachowski Sisters. I’m led to believe at least some of the people she named know about it and have taken steps to protect themselves, but she was also threatening all trans women in the most revolting and violent terms, and-

-Well, the BBC didn’t report on it. Why would they? Not many media outlets did. Newsweek did, if you want to have a look and see what Cade said without having that bile injected directly into your eyeballs. But for the most part, in Britain, just total and complete silence.

This has just been one of the worst weeks I’ve ever witnessed for LGBTQIA people in the UK. I posted some of the information about Cade and the BBC on one of the forums I go to and I got this in response:

Which I’m posting here because it is a perfect snapshot of the UK’s attitude right now to the abuses going on under their nose.

Tory equalities minister leaps to defence of anti-trans professor Kathleen Stock

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch has defended anti-trans former Sussex University professor Kathleen Stock, insisting: “She is probably in step with the majority of the population.”

Tory equalities minister leaps to defence of anti-trans professor Kathleen Stock — PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBT+ news

Yes, THAT’S THE PROBLEM!

Open letter signed by 16,000 calls for BBC apology over trans article — BBC News – Home

The letter, which takes issue with a BBC News online story, is signed by more than 16,000 people.

Open letter signed by 16,000 calls for BBC apology over trans article — BBC News – Home

They’ve gotten this far and still, unsurprisingly, neglected to mention that one of their sources for this article was a self-confessed (cis, female) rapist.

A story about teeth

Netflix have responded to the Dave Chappelle transphobia on their platform with the statement, “We have a strong belief that content on screen doesn’t directly translate to real-world harm.” So if I may, I would like to take a minute to talk about…sharks.

Peter Benchley wrote the novel Jaws in 1974 and helped write the film adaption. Jaws the movie is a FANTASTIC horror film, there’s a reason it went down in history. It made me so scared of sharks that as a child I avoided the deep end of swimming pools just in case there was a shark lurking down there. It made everyone scared of sharks.

And, because content on screen does in fact directly translate to real-world harm, people who had seen Jaws reacted by going out and killing sharks. The director of the Florida Program for Shark Research told the BBC in 2015,

“A collective testosterone rush certainly swept through the east coast of the US. Thousands of fishers set out to catch trophy sharks after seeing Jaws. It was good blue collar fishing. You didn’t have to have a fancy boat or gear – an average Joe could catch big fish, and there was no remorse, since there was this mindset that they were man-killers.”

Yep, the impact of Jaws was still being talked about in 2015! Because ya guessed it, content on screen does in fact directly translate to real-world harm.

The effect Jaws had on real-life sharks is still being discussed right now even! Conservation psychology researcher Brianna Le Busque told the Mercury News in July,

“Since Jaws, we’ve seen a proliferation of monster shark movies — ‘Open Water,’ ‘The Meg,’ ’47 Meters Down,’ ‘Sharknado’ — all of which overtly present sharks as terrifying creatures with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. This is just not true. Sharks are at much greater risk of harm from humans, than humans from sharks, with global shark populations in rapid decline, and many species at risk of extinction.”

“Exacerbating a fear of sharks that’s disproportionate to their actual threat damages conservation efforts, often influencing people to support potentially harmful mitigation strategies. There’s no doubt that the legacy of Jaws persists, but we must be mindful of how films portray sharks to capture movie-goers. This is an important step to debunk shark myths and build shark conservation.”

We don’t know how many sharks were killed by hunters who hated and feared them, but it was certainly enough. Shark populations, already in danger due to people killing them for food, plummeted. And Peter Benchley, who knew by this point that content on screen does in fact directly translate to real-world harm, was horrified. In fact, he spent a good portion of the rest of his life trying to make up for what he’d unwittingly unleashed. He became an ocean activist and once said that if he was to write the book again the shark, “would have to be written as the victim, for, worldwide, sharks are much more the oppressed than the oppressors.” He used his own money from Jaws to fund conversation efforts.

Sharks numbers are apparently growing now and generally humans have learned they’re just animals, not vengeful child-killing monsters. Yet still the amount of sharks killed because of that one movie is incalculable. So, forgive me, but Netflix’s response to what they’ve done here, promoting hate against groups who cannot defend themselves on their home turf nearly as well as sharks, it all seems extremely…

toothless.

Dear White People Showrunner Quits Netflix Over Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Special — The Mary Sue

Dave Chappelle continues to tarnish his own comedic legacy with his latest Netflix comedy special The Closer, where he doubles down on his transphobic and homophobic rhetoric. 954 more words

Dear White People Showrunner Quits Netflix Over Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Special — The Mary Sue

This article, and the attached Twitter threads, are well worth a read.

Graham Linehan joined a queer women’s dating app to share trans people’s profiles. It backfired, badly

A dating app for women and queer people has been forced to clarify that trans women are welcome after Graham Linehan set up an account and shared images of users’ profiles. 704 more words

Graham Linehan joined a queer women’s dating app to share trans people’s profiles. It backfired, badly — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

This happened just yesterday, but outside of Twitter and LGBT publications it just feels like no-one is talking about it, and they should. A predatory man is going around outing and shaming women, and far FAR too many people are cheering him on. It’s disgusting.